27 August 2009

Men and the mid-life slump

A mid-life crisis isn’t just a mental state - it turns out that many men experience a drop in testosterone levels as they get older.

There was a time when the term male menopause conjured up images of a 50 year old accountant suddenly leaving his job to cruise Route 66 on a Harley, or the conservative family dentist moving into a city love-nest with his young new assistant.

A drop in testosterone levels may, conversely, lead to a loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle tone and a build up of visceral belly fat, and even irritability and depression. Sounds unpleasant? Well, it can get worse.



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